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The Danger Of Spending Less Money
Is Spending Less Money Really the Best?
Every time I see an article a newspaper or magazine regarding how to survive in this economy, I feel compelled to write something about it.
After people’s money was wiped out (not really, but that is another article) in the stock market and the fact that jobs are disappearing, the focus of articles today is how to spend less money.
I guess that is the easiest thing to do when money is tight, but to me it is also the most dangerous. Now do not get me wrong, if money is tight or you are in danger of losing your job, it certainly isn’t the time to buy a Mercedes! However, going in the opposite direction can have bad consequences.
Looking at it from an attraction perspective, it is bad news. According to the law of attraction, we get what we think about the most. That is the “watered” down version of that law. After studying this law for many years, I believe we get what we think and “feel” about the most.
Plus, based on personal experience, I believe my statement has merit. Money is certainly a funny thing. It has been said that the main reason people get divorced is over money. People actually freak out over money. People were jumping from windows during the stock market crash. The number of people depressed about money is growing every day. Just in the last week, I have had 4 people come to me with money woes.
We, as a society, attach a huge value on money. We believe we need it to survive. We have gotten ourselves so wrapped up in it that we believe we cannot live without it. I have personally lost 3 jobs in my lifetime (I hope I never find them!). Each time I felt that the world was going to end. That was over 20 years ago and I am still here!
Here is the rub: When money is tight or the job is lost or the job is in danger, we start playing these thoughts:
Money is tight
I may lose my job
I need money
Then, we usher in the feelings:
I am depressed
I am angry
I am fearful I will not get a job
What do I do if my money runs out
This brings in a new round of thoughts:
My money is almost gone
Unemployment is running out
I cannot find a job
I can’t afford groceries
Now we start perpetuating the cycle because we see more of what we are thinking:
Joe is out of work too
X company is firing 1,200 people. They will compete for jobs too
I hope my car keeps running
I hope the gas prices don’t go up
Now we are in a full cycle and we will keep repeating the same thoughts and have the same feelings over and over again. Guess what now? We will get exactly what we think and feel!
Run out of money
Have no job
Sound too over simplified? It is not. I have spoken to thousands of people about money and I hear the same over and over again. In fact, I have been in their shoes! Even after I made the break from the job market 100%, I still went through feelings and thoughts about money. I remember distinctly a particular day when I was not happy about money. It was early on and money seemed to be drying up a bit. No seminars booked. Tax season was over. I called my mentor and I told him my thoughts. What he said shocked the heck out of me. He said, go spend some money. I said, but money is tight! He said that was exactly why I needed to do it.
You see, I had a fear that no more money was coming so I had to hold on tightly to what I had. By holding onto what I had, I stopped the money flow of the universe. I was blocking my money from coming in by holding on to what I had! I went out and spent $40. I released that money and immediately felt tons better. Guess what? I felt better. My thoughts got better. The better I felt, the more good thoughts came in. The more good thoughts came in, the better I felt.
I put myself into a positive cycle and money started flowing towards me.
Our thoughts and feelings determine our direction. By spending less money and feeling that money is scarce, it will become scarce and we will get exactly what we expect.
By not focusing on spending less, but focusing on abundance, prosperity, making money, creating money, and winning, money becomes plentiful and we will get more of what we want!
So, here is your opportunity to place some money in the universe. I wrote a very short paper on the 7 Things You Must Do In Order To Create Your Own Economy. I could easily give that away for free, but I know that I know you will not act on it if it was free. So, you can get it for less than 5 bucks and really read it 100% PLUS take some inspired action towards creating the economy you deserve. One that is flowing with money and you feel like a million bucks!